Monday, September 2, 2013

Last vestiges of summer, Labor Day, et al.

Summer vacation was over for me a few weeks ago when I had to report back to work. But the summer season is officially coming to close with Labor Day weekend nearly over.

Thanks to our forebears in the workforce who fought for a living wage, a decent work week, and no child labor, most of us in "civilized" countries enjoy vacation time, sick leave, and many other job perks despite the current stagnant income.  I won't delve too deeply into this topic; I just wanted to make sure I gave a shout out to those brave men, women, and children in the past.  As a proud member of a union, I mourn the lack of union presence in the American workplace today.

But onto less serious stuff, here are some photos of our final taste of summer:

I even got in a little quilting this weekend!  This is Savonnerie layer cakes by Moda Fabrics. I will most likely make a two-sided tablecloth out of this.  

So tomorrow it will be business as usual:  no swimming pool, no sewing machine, no late night Danish movies on Netflix. Alas, I will roll up my sleeves and act like Rosie the Riveter:  

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